Daily Search Forum Recap: June 23, 2010

Jun 23, 2010 • 4:00 pm | comments (0) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Search Forum Recap
 

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • Wrong Post & Author Information In Google Snippets? Tell Google
    You see it often, especially in the forum or blog type of search results. Google shows the post count and author counts near in or above the search result snippet. Here is a picture to illustrate what I am talking about: We first saw this in October 2008. But we really never saw a way to complain about this information being inaccurate, which it often is. Today, I spotted a thread at Google Webmaster Help
  • More Reports of Google Referrals Down Despite Top Rankings
    Back in May we ran a poll asking if your Google referrals were down and 43% said they were. There was some speculation if the poll was valid, because of although there was a new Google design launched in early May, there was also the MayDay update. I told people to take the poll based on their rankings not changing, but you never know if people listened. Today, I spotted a new WebmasterWorldthread with more
  • WordPress System Admin Calls Out Google's Evil Spiders
    A Google Webmaster Help thread has one of the system administrators from Automattic, the company behind the most popular blogging platform out there, WordPress, complaining about GoogleBot's recent behavior. He said recent GoogleBot behavior is similar to that of a DoS attack. He explained that "starting around 6:57 EDT today, one of our user's site started getting hammered by dozens if Google Bots instances concurrently, coming from dozens of legitimate IPs in the 66.249.71.n range."
  • Google's Maile Ohye On The MayDay Update
    In our continued coverage of the Google MayDay update which we have been tracking since May 3rd, I wanted to share another Googler's statement on it. We already heard from Matt Cutts, but what about Maile Ohye, a Tech Lead at Google mostly responsible for Webmaster Tools. Maile was the keynote at SES Toronto and TopRank covered that keynote. Here is his coverage: Mike Grehan: After a previous update, we heard a story of someone
  • Google One Box For Sunrise & Sunset
    I have no idea if this is old or not, but I have never seen it myself until today. When you search for [sunrise] or [sunset] on Google, Google will give you a onebox result with the sunrise or sunset time for your current location. It will also work to tell me when [sunrise los angeles] is this morning: This is nothing advanced and Ask.com and Wolfram Alpha do it, I don't think Bing or
  • Bing Upgrades Design & iPhone App & Pushes Entertainment
    Microsoft announced their new look yesterday, with a big push in entertainment and also a revamped iPhone App. Matt McGee has a pretty detailed look at the Bing design changes, Elisabeth Osmeloski took a look at the expanded entertainment features and dug into the Bing iPhone app changes at Search Engine Land. I wanted to show you a search result from before and after. The before picture is from the end of March, so fairly

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